Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) sponsored and is looking for support for the Affordable and Secure Food Act, introduced December 15.
A bipartisan compromise bill for immigration reform appears dead, according to news reports, but a separate, smaller farm worker bill is in the works.
Title 42 appears to be on its last legs. This measure was implemented by the previous presidential administration as a precaution against the coronavirus. It was used to exclude over a million illegal immigrants from the south of the border on grounds of public health.
The International Fresh Produce Association, the largest and most diverse international association serving the entire global fresh produce and floral supply chain took the stage at the National Immigration Forum’s 2022 Leading the Way Conference in Washington, D.C., today to elevate immigration as a pillar of agricultural and economic prosperity.
I am deliberately writing this on the day of the election. So nothing I say can be taken as reflecting on what did and didn’t or should have or shouldn’t have happened in the mid-term election.
We remain stuck on reform yet again, with a solution looking further away than ever.
It’s been attempted for decades, but the International Fresh Produce Association’s government relations group is cautiously optimistic for a bipartisan solution to the immigration crisis with relations to agriculture.
International Fresh Produce Association members spearheaded a press conference today along with other members of the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus (ANIC) calling for urgent Senate action on immigration reform.
Yet again, agricultural leaders are calling upon Congress to adopt some version of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which passed twice in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, but which the Senate has so far failed to act on.
To judge from the news accounts, the July 12 meeting between President Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO for short) in Washington was a low-key, not to say perfunctory, affair.